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Would a Trump Presidency Be an Embarrassment for the United States and the Republican Party?


Trump has been a Democrat most of his life. He brags that he can buy politicians, having given millions to Hillary's campaign and well as her Foundation. He scammed thousands of people out of millions of dollars through Trump University. The UK can't stand him. Muslims despise him. Blacks don't trust him. Most of his voters are blue collar, White Democrats and Independents with whom he has apparently touched a nerve (They feel disenfranchised) His lack of knowledge about foreign policy, and most policies for that matter is next to nil. But people defend him. Why?

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Best Answer Jack Lee (jackclee lm) says

7 months ago
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  • Hxprof 7 months ago

    Yep, the people have spoken during two primary selections, and the people have chosen poorly. A liar and a man without substance - good analysis Jack Lee.


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Catherine Mostly (Misfit Chick) says

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    savvydating 7 months ago

    I agree. That being said, Obama's whining has taken race relations back a good 20 years, hence the rise of Trump who appeals to angry white voters fed up with having their hands are tied behind their backs. But Trump hasn't the finesse to solve this.


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Jamie Jensen (ForLoveofCupcakes) says

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    savvydating 6 months ago

    I know what you mean. In my case, I'm still trying to figure out whether I can vote for Trump. Seriously, he needs to tone down the rhetoric against Mexicans. His seeming prejudice is a serious problem.

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ThreeKeys says

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    savvydating 7 months ago

    Amen, ThreeKeys, especially to your final statement. World leaders are watching, and many of them are alarmed. They want to trust us, but with Trump, they have serious doubts. That's not good for our reputation as a world leader.

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Christopher Peruzzi (cperuzzi) says

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  • Hxprof 6 months ago

    If Trump is campaigning to keep out of prison, he's got good company with HRC.


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Sandi Kroeger says

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    savvydating 7 months ago

    Sandi, the problem is, Trump is a male Hillary. He's a scammer. There are much more decent, reputable businessmen out there. He isn't one of them. He has lied repeatedly. Here is one of many examples:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/432010/


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Ralph Schwartz (RJ Schwartz) says

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    savvydating 7 months ago

    Trump's latest foreign policy speech was naive, but at least he didn't move his eyes too much when he read from the TelePrompTer. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/analyzing-trumps-to...


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Zeron87 says

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    savvydating 7 months ago

    Zeron87, that's just it. Donald doesn't believe his own hype. He actually has some progressive ideals. But he is a marketing genius. The media is playing right into his hands. He may win. There are a lot of angry voters who don't care about policies.


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Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker (Ewent) says

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    Catherine Mostly (Misfit Chick) 7 months ago

    That is true. If we elect Trump, we're saying that we agree with his rhetoric - plus, the way he does that is scary. He's a businessman and a marketing person - but he does not represent the majority of American sentiments. How can we vote for him?


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Matilda333 says

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watergeek says

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    savvydating 6 months ago

    I didn't make that assumption at all, WG. My question pertains to Trump. But yes, diplomacy is everything in World politics. On the other hand, Obama had no idea how to work with Congress either. Thus, he abused his Executive powers.


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Hxprof says

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    savvydating 7 months ago

    Good answer. But is a third party realistic? Why not the other two? There's something to be said for being a Super-lawyer (Cruz) since they're peer reviewed. And what about Kasich's positive record in Ohio, and his stance against Planned Parenthood?


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Jackie Lynnley says

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    savvydating 7 months ago

    Jackie, that's a pretty big risk. Trump lies as often as Hillary. Google Trump's lies. And don't forget that he's a scammer. (see Trump University) Just because he's "outside" doesn't make him safer. Plus, he has no clue about foreign policy, etc


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Jean Bakula says

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    Jean Bakula 7 months ago

    Hi savvydating,

    It would be nice if politicians could just move on and focus on the future.


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John R Wilsdon (john000) says

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    savvydating 2 months ago

    What is your point, John? I assume Trump has a bit of knowledge. Are you comparing him to Hillary, who had knowledge but failed? Not sure where you are coming from.


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    savvydating 6 months ago

    That is exactly right, yecall. Trump has addressed this issue and touched a raw nerve. That is why he is popular with the middle class.


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pattyD63 says

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    savvydating 7 months ago

    Trump his risen because Obama has exacerbated economic and racial tensions. And unfortunately, Dems are not concerned about Benghazi. Now enters Trump, who promises "change." However, Trump is feeding the anger and adding fuel to the fire. Not good.


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    savvydating 6 months ago

    Good point, Glenda. That's the big question--Can we really stomach four to eight more years of disaster even, (as in my case) if we don't really like Trump? Probably not. Hillary as President would be devastating, to say the least.


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Rodric Johnson (Rodric29) says

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    savvydating 6 months ago

    All we can do is pray at this point. Thanks for the reminder Rodric.

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CJ Kelly (lions44) says

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    junko 7 months ago

    Trump is a bad player so is Cruz trump is more Independent than Bernie The only Democrat in the race now is Hillary The World knows she should win but, the World can't vote for her. After what the POTUS dealt with the last 7 years she is fearless.


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Ralph Deeds says

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    Ken Burgess 7 months ago

    And unfortunately, the world at large thinks even less of Hillary... and would only be that much happier if she followed up on Obama's total lack of leadership and weakness.

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Michael Collins (mike102771) says

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    savvydating 7 months ago

    Perfect answer. Good analogy about 22 minute reality shows. Working with the leaders of countries takes great finesse and time. Trump's solutions are nonsensical and will only exacerbate tensions. That being said, Obama spent too much time on Iran.


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Benjamin Foullon (Benjamin Richard) says

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    savvydating 7 months ago

    Hi Ben. Problem is, people mistake his non-politically correct stance as honesty, but Trump has a history of deceit. Just Google Trump's lies, Trump Univetdity, Trump taxes. You will see.


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Jen Teague (JenTeague) says

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    Ralph Schwartz (RJ Schwartz) 7 months ago

    Good answer - I agree we need to run America like a business instead of a charity


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Scott Davidson (Scotty Davidson) says

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    Michael Collins (mike102771) 6 months ago

    Hello from Ohio (the American state that is round at both ends and hi in the middle)

    President Reagan was also an actor and to many he was either one of our greatest presidents of either the 20th century or at least the 1980’s.


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William A. Howard IV (wmhoward4) says

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    savvydating 6 months ago

    William...Trump is a fighter. I guess we're all trying to figure out what he will fight for.


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Lorelei Cohen (Redneck Lady Luck) says

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    savvydating 7 months ago

    Not sure if you are referring to me as "sweetie" or Trump as "sweetie. I am clearly not a Trump supporter, as you can see from my numerous posts.


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Ken Burgess says

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    savvydating 7 months ago

    Ken, you might want to read the link I left on Jack's answer. I understand one thing quite well. This election is not about policy, it's about people being mad as hell. For that reason Trump will likely win, but mark my words, he isn't who he says...


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William Thomas (wingedcentaur) says

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    savvydating 6 months ago

    Hi Winged...Thanks for reminding us that Reagan was not an actor one day and the U.S. president the next. In fairness, I don't see where Trump is tapping in to Reagan-speak, but maybe he should. LOL. But no question regarding T's lack of experience.


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Rezwanul Kabir (reza81) says

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    savvydating 7 months ago

    Right. He has to work with the Middle East. That's just the way it is.


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John Gentile (johnmariow) says

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    savvydating 7 months ago

    Amen. What you said, John. An insightful answer. You won't get any argument from me. Trump is anything but Presidential.


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Tyrone Smalls says

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    savvydating 7 months ago

    That pretty much covers it, Tyrone.


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Annsalo says

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    savvydating 6 months ago

    I thought about not voting, but then I realized that we're also voting for Senate seats, etc. The poster above might get Trump all the male votes. LOL.


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    Leslie McCowen (lovemychris) 7 months ago

    He said he would let Heritage Foundation pick the next supreme Court justice. What kind of democrat is that? Anti abortion, a Birther, anti immigration...democrat how?

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ella11 says

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    savvydating 7 months ago

    I'm not supporting him, ella11. Rather, I am ringing the alarm bells. ;)


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James (Johnny James A) says

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    savvydating 6 months ago

    Fantastic analysis, James. I think you've got it right. Supposedly, Trump is talking to the right people and asking them relevant questions, so I hold out some hope. But I cringe every time he does an interview. For me, it's downright painful.


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Lakeyia (LLugo) says

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    savvydating 6 months ago

    LLugo...valid points. But keep in mind that neither will Hillary work with a Republican congress. She will take her cue from Obama and veto every bill they try to pass. Either way, we are in for a rough four years. Thanks for commenting.


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Graham Lee (old albion) says

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    savvydating 6 months ago

    On the other hand, Graham, Trump has learned how to surround himself with the best and brightest, and he does understand the art of negotiation---so maybe this is something to give the world some hope. But needless to say, I am worried.

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Elie Hirschfeld (eliehirschfeld1) says

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    savvydating 7 months ago

    Good point. However, past behavior is a strong indicator of future behavior---and Trump has scammed and bankrupted a lot of decent people.

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TSAD (tsadjatko) says

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    TSAD (tsadjatko) 7 months ago

    The most recent national poll shows Hiliary and Trump a toss up.You can't put trust in polls this far out from the election especially while a primary is still underway. January 1980 Carter led Reagan by 30 pts, Carter still up by 8 in May.


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Joshua (Joshua 33) says

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    TSAD (tsadjatko) 6 months ago

    The plan?Maybe,but how would a businessman who spent his life making deals,deals that benefit&promote him primarily,benefit from making himself the embarrassment of a nation,a legacy of"disaster"as president?His plan?I doubt that very much.


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Jarrod McHale (JJ McHale) says

7 months ago
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  • Hxprof 7 months ago

    Jarrod - You're correct that it's rare that something is proven to the "other side". Regards embarrassment in the oval office, of course previous presidents have been embarrassing. Perhaps what's important here is a matter of degree?


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Norma Lawrence (norlawrence) says

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    savvydating 7 months ago

    That's why people fell for Obama---he promised change. The only difference is that Trump takes power through brashness whereas Obama is slick. Nevertheless, O. rode roughshod over Congress, effectively making himself King. Trump will do the same.


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marcuscaine says

3 months ago
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    Dont Taze Me Bro 3 months ago

    TPP?so u r for most of the gains in income going to workers making more than $88,000/yr contributing more to income inequality in high-wage countries by promoting cheaper goods from low-wage countries?&TPP supersedes financial regulations.

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Hammam Zaatiti says

7 months ago
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    savvydating 7 months ago

    Hammam, Trump has shown great insensitivity to all minorities, which is unacceptable. He should understand that he has to work with the leaders of all nations, including Muslim nations. That being said, he has been too generous with Iran.


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jerry carman (jerrycarman) says

6 months ago
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    Well, you don't think Trump is a politician? He runs his mouth and begs for votes. What else would you call him? (Besides a jerk)

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lee Ann Bunch says

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    savvydating 5 months ago

    That's an interesting comment, lee Ann.


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Tommy (tommylop) says

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    savvydating 7 months ago

    Jackson studied law, and became a lawyer. Your synopsis has some inaccuracies. In any event, the point is that nominating "someone who is not as bad" is not a good justification for looking the other way...


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Siddhartha S Bhadrakumar (Siddharthasb) says

6 months ago
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    savvydating 6 months ago

    You have very good observations, Siddhartha. I will say that the media has been good to Trump in having given him "free" airtime, but now that Hillary is on the attack, the media is playing this up for all it's worth.


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Devyn Harvey (devh11890) says

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Mukesh Sharma (sharma mukesh) says

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    savvydating 6 months ago

    I would not say a woman who has risked our national security through her emails and who ignored the repeated calls of our ambassador in Benghazi is qualified. That is not to say that Trump is either.

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shyam chand majhi (Shyam Chand Majhi) says

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    savvydating 6 months ago

    shyam....Yes, I would rather he leave out his rhetoric about Mexicans and Muslims.

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    savvydating 2 months ago

    He does have that "bull in a china shop" effect. At least 1/3 of Republicans are dismayed that Trump is the nominee. After all, we are the Party of Abraham Lincoln...


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Tamara Wilhite (tamarawilhite) says

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    Tamara Wilhite (tamarawilhite) 7 months ago

    Social justice warrior "narratives" trumping both facts and logic are also a PR campaign, backed by religious-degree of fervor


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Megan Sheufelt says

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    Catherine Mostly (Misfit Chick) 7 months ago

    I totally agree. Who the people elect and why says a lot about our country. Obama was elected because of previous major GOP screwups; and now Trump is a response to that. Apparently, middle ground is not something anyone is interested in finding.


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samir1995 says

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    savvydating 6 months ago

    I would much rather that he had experience in politics too, Samir.


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Abdul Haseeb (Hax Shaw) says

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    savvydating 6 months ago

    You have a generous spirit, Abdul. Time will reveal all things.

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My Esoteric says

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Julie Juliana says

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    savvydating 5 months ago

    Maybe he just has that "New Yorker" thing of being brash---or is that more of a New Jersey thing? But yes, Donald does know how to shake things up. Nevertheless, it really is time for him to act more "presidential." Thanks for commenting, Julie.


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Oztinato says

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    savvydating 7 months ago

    Ha! Well, you don't mince words, Oztinato. Unfortunately, Madoff came to my mind, as well. Trump is feeding the once brooding anger. Not cool.

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    My Esoteric 3 months ago

    I agree the two libertarian are as ready as Hillary to be President. I do not agree they will have anymore luck than Obama did in trying to get conservatives 2 govern. In Fact, the conservatives TELL you they won't govern except under their rules.


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    savvydating 6 months ago

    I'd have to use another adjective for her.


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